Fisheries Infosite

Mid-Year Plenary (STN_08)


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11-STN_08.pdf (85.4 kb)

The IUCN listed southern bluefin tuna as critically endangered in 1996 based on the rate of population decline. The three original Parties to the CCSBT (Australia, Japan and New Zealand) have met to assess stock status regularly and in nearly every case have agreed that the parental stock was at historically low levels and that the parental stock should be rebuilt to the level seen in the 1980s. This level of parental biomass coincided with a period when recruitment (on average) had been stable.

The most recent assessment was undertaken in 2005 and covered the entire stock. On a regional level there are concerns relating to the current status of this stock and the level of fishing effort. The stock is presently well below the level necessary to produce the maximum sustainable yield. The global catch limit has been set at a level considered to reduce the possibility of further decline in the stock and hopefully lead to rebuild.

Document date
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Document type
V 1.3
File format
Adobe PDF
File size
85.4 kb
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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Search tags
Species: STN;
Stock: STN1;

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